What Does Our Device Actually Do?
The nitrogen plasma energy we create through Plasma Pen transfers rapidly to the skin’s epidermal layer whilst, simultaneously, heating and disrupting the deeper dermal structure via thermal conduction. In doing so, we intentionally create a dual zone of micro-trauma which comprises a superficial zone of outer thermal micro-damage to the epidermis and then, simultaneously, a deeper zone of inner thermal modification within the dermis – especially to the fibroblasts. That’s why we often call the treatment “fibroblasting”.
Plasma Pen for
Skin Tightening & Repair
The scaffolding of a building over time will begin to weaken and rust, lose its flexibility and strength and become unable to bear the load it was originally designed to support. It will eventually buckle, sag and collapse. This is similar to what occurs in our skin.
As we age our dermal layer thins and the production of collagen molecules slows down dramatically and this leads to a deflationary effect on the surface of our skin causing us to get lines, wrinkles and sagging skin. As the scaffolding of our skin deteriorates it loses laxity and texture and the elastin that underpins our skin’s elasticity begins to wear out, deform, and ‘slide’ over the collagen fibrils. This prevents them from maintaining a solid structure.
What Are Fibroblasts?
Fibroblasts are the most common cells of connective tissue in the body and they are the only cells that can make Type III collagen. Type III collagen synthesises alongside tougher Type I collagen over a period of about 3 months. Type I and Type III collagen is what helps provide the strength in our skin’s dense connective tissues and it is famed for minimising fine lines, wrinkles and micro-furrows, as well as improving the elasticity, suppleness and hydration of our skin.
Most fibroblasts are inactive and are actually called fibrocytes. Fibrocytes will rarely undergo cell division and will not produce collagen unless they are specifically re-activated by a wound healing process or inflammatory response. We do precisely that with Plasma Pen.